The latest statistics for the electric vehicle fleet in the Netherlands are in today, now updated up to february. The growth seems a bit less this month, it could be partly the economic situation, partly (very minor role) the few days less in february, or something else? Without further ado:
Figures were provided by Agentschap NL again, personally I'm glad they took out last month's change of attempting to differentiate between the EREV (mainly Opel Ampera) and the PHEV (mainly Plug-In Prius). Differences between the two models can be made, but make for a theoretical discussion that is not really helping and only creates confusion where clarity is preferred.
It is interesting to see also the shift in most popular models, last months Smart has dropped out of the Top 5 now and the Kangoo has made the list now. The Kangoo is a popular EV for transportation and courier services, which happily aligns with the good beneficial subsidies for companies buying/leasing electric vehicles.
A new update from AgentschapNL with their monthly statistics on our electric vehicle population here in the Netherlands. It has picked up quite some attention thanks to a link put in the New York Times recently, thanks for that! :-)
The new year has shown stability on all fronts, except the EREV and PHEV are still going strong; their tax benefits still apply. Since this month AgentschapNL has split the numbers into separate EREV/PHEV categories and I'm still looking to convert the old data to this new setup; for the moment I've coloured it in yellow to indicate that the split is not the actual data, though the total numbers of both per month do add up to what the number of EREV and PHEV should be for that month. As soon as I have gotten an update for the actual figures, I'll post it here.
These numbers reflect the number of registered vehicles (license plates) here in the Netherlands and do not reflect actual sales. They do provide however a decent insight into the EV market here in the Netherlands.
And a special request I got for a breakdown per model, though only for the top 5 vehicles. This one is for you John:
I'm looking at getting the data for the number of charging stations in a format that makes more sense and allows for a easier side-by-side comparison with the number of EVs.
A lot has happened in 2012 in the Netherlands in the area of electric vehicles. The biggest news is that the Dutch electric vehicle fleet grew from 1679 electric vehicles to 7410 by the end of the year. This clearly demonstrates the strong forces at play here, installing lots of charging stations, providing governmental support and adopting of this technology. What also helps is the high level of interoperability here in the Netherlands, meaning that people can go 'roaming' when they have to charge their car and are not 'stuck' with a single provider.
Below is the interactive timeline for last years key events, but by no means this is the complete list of everything that happened. Enjoy!
How to browse the Timeline: Click through the Timeline by pressing the arrows at the bottom. In case there is more text than is initially visible, scrollbars will appear. In a few cases the Timeline does not appear, please press refresh or reload this page. Sorry!
For those of you who are also following me on Twitter might have noticed I have been playing around with a so called Twitter Paper. I've started a paper on electric vehicle news with a global focus, compiled from English tweets and a Dutch paper with mostly Dutch tweets. It is updated Daily with the latest news from the EV industry.
You can subscribe to this paper directly by going through these links:
RR #EV Paper.li for the English Daily paper on electric vehicles
RR #EV NL Paper.li for the Dutch Daily paper on electric vehicles
As an alternative, you can also find these stored directly under my Lists on Twitter, but you will have to do without the pretty Paper.li Layouts.
Highlighted where you can find my lists on Twitter, or direct links to the RR #EV and the RR #EV NL lists. If you are not following me on Twitter and want to do so, here's the link to my RR EV Twitter profile. The same for if you want to connect on Linked In and follow my updates and status there in my endeavours to ensure mass electric vehicle adoption in the world.